‘America’s Got Talent’ Semi-Finalists Revealed

Billboard News Everybody scream! TheAmerica’s Got Talent semi-finalists have been announced. After another hard-fought round of quarterfinals, America has voted. The names were read out Wednesday night during the second live results show, with soul singer Robert Finley, dance troupe Light Balance Kids, Indian dance group V.Unbeatable, Golden Buzzer winning violin sensation Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Swedish singer Chris […]

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Universal Music Group Claims Tom Petty, Tupac and Steve Earle’s Original Masters Weren’t Lost in Fire

Billboard News A declaration filed late Wednesday calls into question the artists’ standing in a class action lawsuit. Universal Music Group is claiming three of the four artists still named in a class action lawsuit against the company did not lose original master recordings in a 2008 fire on the Universal Studios backlot. According to a declaration […]

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Kodak Black Expected to Plead Guilty in Federal Weapons Case

Billboards News Kodak Black is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges. A hearing is set for Thursday (Aug. 22) in Miami federal court. The decision comes months after an original plea of innocence. Prosecutors in May charged the 21-year-old rapper for crimes that involve falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms. Prosecutors say one of […]

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Aaliyah Immortalized With New Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

CNN.com Aaliyah lives on in many forms, and now there’s a new wax figure to celebrate her incredible life. Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas just unveiled its very first wax sculpture of the late R&B singer, immortalizing Aaliyah in one of her iconic looks. The spot-on wax statue is being rolled out Wednesday night in the […]

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Cedric Benson, former Cincinnati Bengals running back, dies in crash in Texas

Cincinnati.com Former Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash with a minivan in Austin, Texas. Benson was 36 years old. “That’s a real tragedy. I was talking to some guys in the cafeteria that knew him. He seemed like a great guy. I didn’t personally know him. But growing up […]

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Jay-Z’s Comments About NFL Deal Questioned by Miami Dolphins Athlete

Billboard News Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to […]

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